City of Scandia, MN

Barton Johnson Memorial Park -  20880 Olinda Trail North
Barton Johnson is a private neighborhood park located adjacent to the Gammelgarden Museum and across Olinda Trail from the Scandia Community Center.

Big Marine Lake North Boat Launch  - 11759 Mayberry Trail North
This public boat launch, operated and managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers boaters and anglers access to Big Marine Lake.  Big Marine has arguably the best Largemouth Bass fishing in the east metro area. Northern Pike are abundant, but small. Walleye are present, but do not bite very well. Bluegills are average size and abundant as well as crappie. Good water quality and abundance of natural shoreline make Big Marine a popular location. Winter fishing is often limited by snow as most anglers have to travel long distances from access points to reach their fishing locations. Back to Top

Bone Lake Park -  11770 238th Street North
Located on the north side of Bone Lake, this 26-acre park is under approximately 60% wetland cover and supports the inlet to Bone Lake. It contains a DNR boat launch with associated parking.  A trail through the woods on the western side has been built by the Bone Lake Association with future plans to expand the trail to the eastern side in 2021.   Back to Top

Community Center Playground & Tennis Courts - 14727 209th Street North
Located between the Community Center building and the Public Works maintenance building is the Playground and Tennis Courts.  There are picnic tables in the shade of the trees available as well.  Double markings are on the courts, so that the games of Pickleball or Tennis are options.   Back to Top

Crystal Spring Scientific and Natural Area - 22199 St. Croix Trail North
The scenic value of Crystal Spring SNA is matched only by the high quality of the native plant communities that inhabit the 38-acre site. Impressive steep cliffs line a winding seasonal cold-water stream. Outstanding old forests carpet the rugged terrain. A few rare species occur here too. And unfortunately, invasive buckthorn is also found in the upland forests. Back to Top

Cycling in Scandia has grown in the last few years. Our country roads with great views and few cars bring lots of cycling visitors to town. The fix-it stop and refreshment opportunities make Scandia the perfect place to stop and ride.   Scandia offers several scenic bike trails.  Click Here to see our bike trail map.  Stay in touch with Cycling Scandia for new trails and events.  Visit the Cycling Scandia Facebook Page. Back to Top

Leonard Wojtowicz Skating Park - 14727 209th Street North
The Leonard Wojtowicz Skating Park has a lighted hockey rink for winter use with a smaller area for recreational skating.  Both are flooded each year as soon as weather permits.  Open skating is the norm, but the Rink Calendar will identify reserved hours and well-publicized community events.  The warming house is open during the skating season.  As the seasons change, the Public Works department installs skateboard ramps  and rails on the large oval rink. The warming house is equipped with a water bottle filling station and the Bike Fix It station is set up to support area bicycling enthusiasts. Back to Top

Midco Story Board 1Lilleskogen Park (formerly Old Lion's Park) - 14600 Oakhill Road North
Lilleskogen means little forest in Swedish.  This beautiful wooded 8-acre park is located at the corner of Hwy 97 and Oakhill Rd near the Village Center.  It has a delightful Children’s Story Path, which regularly displays the work of Scandia’s children and local children’s book authors.   The path winds through the woods, around a pond and over a bridge.  This park is also home to Scandia’s Veterans Memorial.  (photo credit: Spicy-Meatball PhotographyBack to To

William O'Brien State Park is a 1,520-acre state park of Minnesota, along the St. Croix River.  Park highlights include camping, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, naturalist programs, and bird watching.  Summer Trail MapBack to Top

Wind in the Pines Preserve - 22199 St. Croix Trail North
Wind in the Pines Park is thought to be one of the most diverse ecological areas left in Washington County by the Minnesota DNR. This 44-acre site is located in the northeast corner of the City along State Highway 95 across from Pilar Road. Bounded by the Falls Creek SNA to the north and the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to the east, this parcel offers diversity of old growth forest and pristine prairies- providing invaluable wildlife habitat and unparalleled scenic value. There is a small gravel lot off Highway 95. Trails are marked and maintained by volunteers for non-motorized pedestrian use.  NOTE: there is no public access to the St. Croix River from Wind in the Pines and no pets are allowed.  Please respect private property. Back to Top


 
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